Turkish Grand Prix F1 Qualifying: Where to Watch, Timings, Live Stream & Weather Forecast

Published 10/09/2021, 6:04 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race REUTERS/Clive Mason


After an action-packed race weekend ended at Sochi Autodrom, the Formula 1 paddock is headed towards the Istanbul Park Circuit for the Turkish Grand Prix.

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Yesterday, during the Free Practice sessions, the sun was glaring over the Turkish capital. However, the conditions changed overnight, courtesy of heavy rainfall. And even during Free Practice 3, there were few rain showers.

Although, according to Weather.com, the predictions are it will be mostly cloudy during the qualifying with a 9% chance of precipitation. Therefore, a damp track is expected during the Turkish GP qualifying.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Umit Bektas.

Turkish GP, which returned to the racing calendar last year, saw several drivers struggling for grip, and a similar instance was also witnessed during the Friday practice sessions as drivers struggled to maneuver their cars during the extremely windy conditions. Meanwhile, during the qualifying, a 20 KMPH wind speed is expected.

The Turkish Grand Prix qualifying will begin on Saturday, 9th October at 3:00 PM local time.

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Where to watch Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying and timings?

In the United Kingdom, the live coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix will commence on 9th October, Saturday, at 1:00 PM BST, and it will be broadcasted on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers can subscribe to F1 TV or will have to rely on highlights from Channel 4.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Umit Bektas.

In the United States, the race will be broadcasted on ESPN and the live coverage will begin on 9th October, Saturday at 8:00 AM ET. Meanwhile, fans tuning in from the US can watch the highlights on the official channel of Formula 1 on YouTube.

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As reported by PlanetF1, the Turkish GP Qualifying session will be broadcasted live on television in the following countries:

Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports
France: Canal+
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Spain: DAZN
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
Brazil: Band
Japan: DAZN

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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